Landscapes: Seen and Remembered

Landscapes: Seen And Remembered
Victoria Veedell
April 29 – June 9, 2016
Four Barrel Coffee: 375 Valencia St. SF

Installation view of Victoria Veedell's Paintings at Four Barrel Coffee

Landscapes: Seen and Remembered

Four Barrel Coffee is pleased to present ‘Landscapes: Seen And Remembered’ by San Francisco painter Victoria Veedell. Victoria captures the fleeting moments of light in nature with her atmospheric landscape paintings. The root of her work is an emotional reaction to the environment, based on landscapes not simply just seen but felt. She gathers inspiration during her global travels, which are an important component of her work, allowing her to observe and compare gradients of color, light and atmosphere in different geographic areas. Veedell’s next journey will take her to Iceland for an artist residency during the month of October.

Dawn Light, oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

Dawn Light, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″

Four Barrel is a cafe and roastery that has been supporting artists with exhibitions since 2008. This exhibition is free and open to the public.  Four Barrel Coffee is located at 375 Valencia Street in San Francisco, and is open daily from 7am until 8pm. Four Barrel may be reached at art@fourbarrelcoffee.com.

Last Light of August, oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

Last Light of August, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″

 

Terrain at Studio Gallery

Visitors for the Opening Reception

Visitors for the Opening Reception

I’m delighted to have two paintings in  Terrain at Studio Gallery March 31 – April 26.  Terrain is an annual show at Studio Gallery that includes the work of 35 local artists.  The show highlights the local landscape and the natural beauty of California.

Terrain  at Studio Gallery - photo credit: Gregory Vernitsky

Terrain at Studio Gallery – photo credit: Gregory Vernitsky

 

Elephant Mountain by Charlotte Kay and Hanging sculpture by Sawyer Rose - photo by Michael Yochum

Elephant Mountain by Charlotte Kay and Hanging sculpture by Sawyer Rose – photo by Michael Yochum

Wayne Jiang Installation View at Studio Gallery for Terrain

Wayne Jiang  photo credit: Gregory Vernitsky

 

Opening Reception at Studio Gallery

Opening Reception at Studio Gallery

Installation View at Studio Gallery for Terrain

Installation View at Studio Gallery for Terrain

Installation View at Studio Gallery for Terrain

Installation View at Studio Gallery for Terrain

“Terrain: Views of California”
at Studio Gallery
1641 Pacific Ave., SF

Group Exhibition:
Chris Adessa, Kanna Aoki, Cynthia Armstrong, Kate Barrengos, Jerry Ross Barrish, Michael Chamberlain, JoAnn Coffino, Cheryl Coon, Christin Coy, Laura Culver, Robert Frank, Chris Grassano, Nancy Hartley, Emma Hirst, Denny Holland, Wayne Jiang, Bruce Katz, Charlotte Kay, Maude Kirk, Lindsey Kustusch, Sherrill Miller, Kathleen Mitchell, Inga Poslitur, Robert Porter, Michael Reardon, Sawyer Rose,
Carla Roth, Teresa Ruzzo, Brandon Smith, Jack Stelnicki, Rab Terry, Victoria Veedell, Pep Ventosa, Karen White, Kathleen Wolf

http://www.studiogallerysf.com

Exhibition at BFP Creative, Brooklyn, NY

Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes, Escapes

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 25,  6-10PM

Temporary Storage Gallery
119 Ingraham St., ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Contact 646-491-1730 or creative@brooklynfireproof.com

First Light April and April Wanderings, oil on canvas, 12" x 6" each

First Light April and April Wanderings, oil on canvas, 12″ x 6″

LANDSCAPES features the contemporary landscape works of 60 artists from New York City and beyond. Using a historically significant genre, these artists are contributing to a larger discussion about important contemporary issues, including sustainability and global climate change.

Joel Adas, Steven Baines, Fran Beallor, Robert C. Beck and Sarah Max Beck, Jaci Berkopec, Colleen Blackard, Ewelina Bocheńska, Collin Clarke, Stacey Cushner, Jonathan Detrixhe, Carol Diamond, Cathy Diamond, Maureen Drennan, Hannah Drossman, Jon Duff, Patricia Fabricant, Ryan Michael Ford, Philip Gerstein, Dan Gratz, Carl Gunhouse, Peter Gynd, Julian Hatton, Meredith Hoffheins, Lesley Humphreys, Jordin Isip, Honee Jang, Maki Kaoru, Noah Klersfeld, Melanie Kozol, Donna Levinstone, Glenn Lieberman, Eliot Markell, Suchitra Mattai, Warwick McLeod, Maya Meissner, Oliver Michaels, Nick Naber, norton, Sharilyn Neidhardt, Jason Phillips, Jonathan Quinn, Rachel Rinehart, Scott Robinson, Nigel Rollings, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Helen Selsdon, Clintel Steed, Lorene Taurerewa, Jeanne Tremel, Marilyn Turtz, Victoria Veedell, Andre von Morisse, Gillian Wainwright, Jenyu Wang, Shoshannah White, Frank Webster, Mika Yokobori, Dan Zeller, Alice Zinnes

The adjacent cafe/bar Terra Firma will be serving drink specials all evening, and DJs will play beginning at 9 pm. The yard is open for spring!

If you are unable to make it to the reception, there’s plenty of time to see the show! Landscapes closes to the public April 15th. Gallery hours are by appointment, 12-6 pm Wednesday – Saturday. To schedule a viewing or for any additional information please contact Hazel Lee Santino at creative@brooklynfireproof.com or 646-491-1730. Walk-ins may have to wait to access the show.

After the opening, a digital walk through of the show will be available to view at bfpcreative.com/landscapes Work from the show, as well as additional pieces by some participating artists, will be available for sale in our web store, bfpcreative.bigcartel.com, starting Saturday.

 

OAC Gallery

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

In January I was invited to join OAC Gallery – Original. Affordable. Curated.  OAC  feels that galleries still have a responsibility to inspire, provoke and challenge us, whether online or not. With a variety of styles, mediums and one-of-a-kind pieces, they’re committed to providing a large array of well-curated work.

They selected 10 paintings to feature online.  You can see the selection of paintings here.

My first sale in February 2016 was Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24  x 24.  This is one of the paintings from my Chalk Hill series that I made while I was the artist in residence at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA.

New Atmospheric Landscape Paintings

I’m working on a series of paintings inspired by what I see while driving or riding in the car.  I like to hold the camera up and snap away at the road before me or the landscape passing by.  Here’s “On the Way”, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″.  I believe it’s from a winding country road in Sonoma, CA

On the Way, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"

On the Way, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

Artspan’s Annual Juried Art Auction

Landscape Painting available at the Artspan Annual Art Auction San Francisco

Jenner Fog, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

On Saturday, March 26th, Artspan is hosting their annual Juried Art Auction at SomArts Cultural Center to benefit the many programs and services Artpsan offers to the San Francisco Arts Community. It’s a lively event that provides access to affordable artwork by the Bay Area’s top artists.

My submission “Jenner Fog” was accepted as one of the 100+ works attendees can bid on in the silent auction. Learn more and get your tickets HERE.

Artspan Annual Art Auction
Saturday, March 26, 5:30-10pm

SOMArts Cultural Center934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

West Coast Best Coast

My painting Upper Lake – Chalk Hill was selected to be a part of the upcoming West Coast Best Coast exhibition at Blue Line Arts.  I painted Upper Lake at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA.  I was inspired by a small lake on the Warnecke Ranch in the middle of vineyards.  You can see more about my time at Chalk Hill here.

Landscape Painting of Upper Lake at Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Upper Lake – Chalk Hill, oil on canvas, 30 x 30

Blue Line Arts asked artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and digital works to celebrate the best that the west coast and California have to offer.  In this juried competition artists works will depict their favorite aspects of the western most states and why they love calling the west coast home. As a California-based gallery, this exhibition highlights the artists and elements that make this the “best coast.”

March 4, 2016 – April 2, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6 – 9pm

WestPark Worshop Gallery

Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117

New Year New Studio

The news came late in the summer of 2015 that after 25 years as a thriving group of art studios for 40+ artists SoMa Artists Studios was to close forever at the end of November.  I had only been a part of this SOMA Artists Studios for 4 years.  I was sad to see it close and I was worried it wouldn’t be easy to find new studio as there were so many artists loosing work space last year.   The search was on. In October a large studio at Yosemite Place became available.  I jumped in and signed a lease.  The studio is big enough to share so I invited Denise Dmochowski and Valerie Scott to join me.  We had a wall built down the middle so each side can enjoy that natural light that streams through the windows throughout the day.  We moved in at the end of November and didn’t really get all settled in until the end of December.  Stay tuned for images of our painting filled studios  working messes!

The large wall of windows captured my painting heart!

A wall of North Facing windows captured my painting heart!

The wall was built down the middle so each side can enjoy the great natural light that streams through the windows all day.

The dividing wall was built in a week.

The dividing wall was built in a week by CNF Construction.

 

My half of the studio

My half of the studio.  The walls need to be painted.

My painting storage unit.

My painting storage unit.

Celebrating 40 years of Artspan and SF Open Studios

ArtLaunch Exhibition Celebrating 40 years of SF Open Studios

ArtLaunch Exhibition for SF Open Studios Photo by: Gregory Vernitsky

ArtLaunch 2015

SF Open Studios Exhibition

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

The SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center showcases over 400 artists’ work during October and November, organized by SF Open Studios weekend and neighborhood. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you will discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends. Grab a Guide, mark your favorites artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure.

  • Exhibition Dates: October 9 – November 8, 2015
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF
  • Exhibition Admission: free and open to the public

 

 

Paintings at City Hall

A selection of seven paintings at City Hall on view until September 21.

Summer Pond and Lost Weekend in Scott Wiener’s office in City Hall.

Most days when I arrive at the studio I like to meditate before I start a painting session.  This helps me clear my mind so I can focus on the paintings at hand.  One spring day after a successful meditation I came out of my studio and was immediately introduced to Shannon T. by Valerie Scott a fellow painter at SOMA Artists Studios.  Shannon was looking at Valerie’s work for an upcoming show and looking for new artists to show their work at City Hall.  I invited Shannon into my studio but because I had just emptied my mind in meditation I had no words to talk about my art.  It was a very weird and somewhat embarrassing situation. I had never experienced anything like it.  He looked around made some comments about my work and took my business card. I really thought I would never hear from him.  Several months later he emailed and mentioned that my meditation experience stuck in his mind and he wanted to invite me to show my work at City Hall.   I was thankful he liked my work and felt it was a perfect fit for Scott Wiener’s office and didn’t hold my weird behavior against me!  I hope my paintings add a peaceful element to this office environment and makes everyone’s day a little bit better.

Here’s a few images of my paintings in Supervisor Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Me with Lost Weekend in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Point Reyes, oil on canvas, 36 x 36. A selection of paintings in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Thoughts of Twilight, 24 x 24. Paintings in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

July 6 – September 21

Office of Supervisor Scott Wiener
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 274
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-6968